A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

Originally released 4/1/2016 on Tumblr

In Love is Strange, you play as Max Caulfield, an 18-year-old in her second year at the prestigious Blackwell Academy in the sleepy seaside town of Arcadia Bay, Oregon. Max, who aspires to become a famous photographer, finds herself challenged by the prospect of entering a photography contest hosted by her school. To be able to enter the contest, she has to pick a partner to work with. From there on out, what happens is up to you.

A female protagonist with 4 female love interests to choose from: Chloe Price, Kate Marsh, Victoria Chase, and Rachel Amber

  • Emotional storylines and characterization that evolve and respond to your choices
  • Peaceful alternate universe setting with all of the cozy nostalgia of Arcadia Bay but none of the suffering
  • More than 150,000 words making for hours of gameplay
  • 9 unique endings
  • A journal that changes dynamically according to your decisions
  • 32 achievements to find
  • A gallery with 48 unlockable images
  • Available for Windows, Mac, and Linux
  • Hawt Dawg Man
  • Lots of love for the world of Life is Strange and its characters


LoveIsStrange_1.2.zip 164 MB


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I've played this game before and loved it. I now have a linex laptop and felt like revisiting it but once downloaded I'm not sure how to open it from the file for a linex laptop. Does anyone know how? Thanks in advance :) 

Did you download the linux version?

This game is so adorable. I also think it's awesome that you can date Victoria and Rachel.

I can translate your game into Spanish, if you wish.


THIS GAME WAS SO CUTEE AND CHLOE WAS JUST- my heart damn its adorable and on top of that the art for the game is great :)))




Welp, time to dig deeper in this pit I've fallen into


This game was made for me

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It looks super cute, and I really really really want to play it. Except, similarly to possibly some others, I cannot open it. I am a noob when it comes to things like this, I would like to know how or if I could fix it.

edit: I was able to open it on mac with the itch app version.


this game is so incredible!!


#so sex#


i'm lesbian






Hi. I wanted to play this on mac but I can not open it. Could anyone please help me?


Congrats! You guys are awesome... such a pearl hidden on this site ;)

I liked it! It's a cool game, I haven't seen a "yuri" otome game :)


Hello! I Wanna say the game is great from what i saw and heard- i'm am happy to be able to play it and soon record it and put it up! <3


I just wanted to drop by and say that I hope life is treating all of you well, and that you all are doing well. Also I'm sorry if my last question bothered you.



Had an awesome time playing this game on Twitch! Basically fanfiction with interesting plot twists, choices to make, memes for teachers, awkward crushes, and cute dialogue between the characters... I really love that there's multiple ending AND a bunch of achievements. Between the layout, dialogue, & journals, it really does FEEL like a really good mix of dating sim & Life Is Strang, bravo!!

Thanks for taking the time to comment and link a stream! Really glad you enjoyed it :)

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can't open the game on mac :( really want to show my gf this wholesomeness after finishing life is strange together


had a similar problem! open it by double clicking and selecting "show package contents." from there, select the "MacOS" folder and run the application in that folder.

hey i'm new

me too!

whats your name?


I want to play it, but... is this even legal?


Took the words right out of my mouth


I believe as long as they're not making money it's under fair use.

Free games don't get a pass unfortunately. Fighting Is Magic, a free MLP fighting game, was DMCA'd by Hasbro.


why give a shit tough?

Probably because they're obligated to protect their brand. The MLP game looked really polished, and they wouldn't want anyone to associate violence with official MLP shows or merchandise. It sucks.



When I turned on this visual novel for the first time, I didn't know that I would be so pleased when choosing Victoria route. Hell, I chose it by accident but later I decided to finish it. I don't know if it is because I have problems with confidence like the max in this round or something else, I managed to get a good ending (achievement: addicted to you). I am so happy with this choice that I would feel bad if I decided to choose someone else instead of Victoria by continuing to play... also sorry for all the mistakes, my English is not the main language


I just finished the Kate route and it's so blessed. I've been dealing with a fucking hard depression lately and kinda identified with Kate in both games and it really made me feel better to see love and support between two great characters. Thank you for all the effort the team put into this. I'm gonna do all the other routes now. <3

"Perfect love casts out fear"



I loved this visual novel so much, me being a huge life is strange fan when I found this I was so damn happy! I just finished uploading my LP for the game I went down the Chloe route because Chloe is my favorite and I always shipped Max and Chloe together they would just be such a cute couple. For real though this was an amazing game thanks so much for making it, I had a lot of fun! :D 


victoria best grill


AMAZING game, I cannot describe how much I love this game. It really makes you feel for each and every one of the characters. I just wanted to let you guys know the awesome work that you are doing, and encourage you to keep creating games like this. Whether it is derived characters from games like life is strange, or standalone characters from your own creation (both would be great pieces of work, I’m sure of it), I will 100% follow them. Keep up the good work and I’m looking forward to what you guys have to offer


I cannot for the life of me run the game on my mac :(( what am I post' to do to get it to run? <3


I'm doing the Victoria route now, and the line about Final Fantasy: Spirits Within killed me.

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I just wanted to say that I enjoy this game, and that I appreciate all the effort that you all put into making it. I hope life treats you all well, that you all have a nice day, and that you all keep doing what you enjoy.

P.S. Also sorry about this stupid question but, it is a video game right?


Played it the first time and really love it! Went through the Victoria Path and it was very interesting and enjoyable. Sadly I think I only got a normal ending and not a romantic one. If anyone knows how to get the best/romantic ending with her, let me know without too much of spoilers. Or I guess I might eventually figure it out... Going to try Kate next.


Neat concept. Like the idea you can romance these girls and not have to worry about anything bad happening, like in the original game (still hate episode 5 and the ending). Looks like it is worth playing.


here's the ending 

When the file is almost done downloading, it says Failed - Forbidden


Suppose this doesn't exist an an app, does it?

Unfortunately, it's PC/Mac/Linux only!


Could you make one with her with guys please?


You came to the wrong fandom.


What, Warren was one of the two official love interests.


No actual series fan goes for Warren, bruh. This is not a boy meets girl fandom. This is a Chloe meets girl fandom. 

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Yeah, no, sorry. I totally went for Warren, despite him being a bit creepy with his stalkerish ways. Chloe had far too many issues for me. There is no such a thing as an actual series fan. This is a Max does supernatural things fandom with completely optional bisexual romance options. Which I don't need in a fangame, but yeah.

Ya, I know the lesbian thing is canon in the official game but I'm not a lesbian, so I'm not very comfy playing same sex games even if it is canon. And sorry to those that do go for the same sex, but I don't do that.


That's all well and good but why are they all so buff?

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I just wish you had made a shorter version of this inspired by Before the Storm with Chloe romancing Rachel and Steph as well so I could continue my gay Arcadia Bay adventures! Either way, I absolutely ADORE this game, Chloe and Max's kissing scene has been my laptop background for months. You can really tell how much effort was put into it: the writing, art, and soundtrack are all superb. I wish I could live in this softer, less chaotic, more gay version of Arcadia Bay!  


Pleaaaaase add Nathan


who's nathan

Nathan Prescott. Rich kid that's buddies with Victoria and bullies Max in the first game.

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